A bold President Donald Trump had barely boarded his flight to Davos, Switzerland, and already the world was twittering in shock at his intended message — one of “America First.”
This type of patriotism and sovereignty doesn’t go over well with the globalists.
But does Trump care?
Nope. With him, it’s Make America Great Again, no matter the pressure to cave to world powers, progressive interests and even anti-America forces.
Here’s a bit more, from the Times of Israel:
US President Donald Trump rappels into the snowy Swiss Alps on Thursday to address Davos summiteers anxious to see whether they will get a pitch from a capitalist kindred spirit or a lecture from a populist president.
Trump is due to deliver the closing address at the World Economic Forum on Friday and aides say he will use his surprise maiden appearance to play salesman-in-chief, making the case for investment in a revitalized America.
“(This trip) is about an America First agenda but America First does mean working with the rest of the world,” US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters in Davos.
“It just means that President Trump is looking out for American interests, no different than other leaders look out for their own,” he added.
The president’s security and logistical teams scrambled to prepare the trip at short notice, scouring the valleys around Davos for limited hotel space, battling snowstorms and finding themselves briefly hamstrung by a US government shutdown.
Aside from his speech, Trump will hold meetings with the British and Israeli prime ministers, both of whom are due to address the forum on Thursday, as well as Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
With Kagame, Trump will likely try to turn a page on his reported derogatory comment about “shithole” African countries.
For her part, British leader Theresa May will encourage activist investors to pressure social media firms into clamping down on fake news, hate speech and sexual harassment, according to excerpts of her speech released by Downing Street.
By the numbers, Trump and his phalanx of six cabinet ministers visiting Davos have a good story to tell, as he becomes the first sitting president to attend since Bill Clinton in 2000.
Trump’s business-friendly tax cuts and a record-breaking bull run on Wall Street have wowed many in the Davos crowd. US growth edged up to 3.2 percent in the third quarter.
But the decision by Trump — the self-styled anti-globalist president — to attend the world’s most notable gathering of globalists, and at an exclusive Swiss ski resort no less, has left some scratching their heads.